Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mosaic Monday and a Little Met Monday!!!


This is a repost of one of my first mosaic’s. These are photos of La Jolla, California!!!

It is my favorite place to be on the planet!!! We lived there for 20 years and miss it every

day!!! I love Texas but as you can see from the photos it is hard to leave such a beautiful

spot. Thanks to Mary at a Little Red House for hosting Mosaic Monday!!! Be sure and stop

by  and visit the other girls participating in this event!!!

I thought I would also share in Metamorphosis Monday!!! This is a very little

metamorphosis. We have lived in our house 10 years and as you all know we get tired of

things. This is my entry hall fixture… nothing really wrong with it… I just wanted

something new!!!







I love the new fixture!!! I love the openness, gold leafed wood accents and the little

crystals. Notice the darling chain cover. It is red and gold check silk. I love

it!!! This is my first Met Monday. Thanks for letting me share my tiny project!!!

Thanks to Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for hosting Met Monday!!! Be sure

and visit her lovely blog and check out the other participants in this event!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!!!

Lots of Love!!!



Stacey said...

Hi Cathy!

We've never been to La Jolla but it has always sounded like on fabulous place. Love your pictures.

Your new light fixture looks great. Love the little crystals and the open look. Isn't it amazing what a difference the chain cover makes too?

Have a great day.


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, the new light fixture is gorgeous!!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

That is really pretty, the cord/chain cover makes all the difference!

blushing rose said...

Absolutely awesome ... good choice. TTFN ~Marydon

Mary said...

Oh Cathy, I love La Jolla! I've only been there once, but it is SO beautiful! And your new light fixture is so lovely. Thanks for joining the fun at Mosaic Monday. :)

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~! Cathy your entry hall is my dream. Can we see more pics of your gorgeous home? I love the stunning light fixture! Great MM! :)

Deb said...

Love the new fixture...great mosiac photos...

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Cathy - thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. I love, love, love that fixture, and the chain cover is the bestest.

Did you also paint or was that just the effects of the camera? I was also admiring that beautimous woodwork over the doorway. That is some breathtaking craftsmanship. I also liked your plate arrrangement I saw in the other room. (your DR?)

Very, very pretty! Have a great day, Barb

christina said...

It sounds like a beautiful place to call home.

Your mosaic is so inviting.

Happy MM!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I love your scripture on the sidebar. It's a lot like my mom's favorite scripture, John 14:27. I have to say these verses a lot while try to keep up with my four boys! I love your new chandelier! It looks wonderful. Little changes like that can make a BIG difference. I'm sure you enjoy it each time you walk through the door.
Many blessings to you,

PAT said...

Beautiful mosaic Cathy and gorgeous new light fixture in your entry!

Unknown said...

Very nice..........such taste in fixtures!

Breathing In Grace said...

Thanks for commenting on my cabinet makeover. I love your new fixture..sometimes it's just little changes that make us happy!!!

Amelia said...

Hi! I'm a new follower and I must say I'm enjoying all your beautiful pics! Your light fixture looks great...Looks like your entry is huge...I like all the architectural detail in it :) Have a happy day!
Lilsista :)

Robin said...

Beautiful mosaic and love the new fixture!
All Things Heart and HOme

Domestic Designer said...

Everything looks just usual!

Carol said...

I can see why you miss it! Very nice light fixture, too.

ellen b. said...

La Jolla really is an amazing spot on the coast of California. My roommate in college lived there and it was fun to visit. I need to travel further south one of these days :0)

Candy said...

Would love to be gathering shells on the beach or just digging my toes into the moist sand. I also like the change with the entry light. Makes me think I need something new :-/

Mellow Monday,

Victoria Hayden said...

Very Pretty! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment! My first time to yours, and now I am a follower and will be back often! Such beautiful pictures, love all the flowers!! Have a great day!


LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello Cathy, Thank you for visiting today! I have not been to La Jolla, it really is gorgeous!
Your light fixture is so pretty with the little detailing of the silk chain must love details as I do! I agree with Barb...your house looks to be absolutely beautiful. Luanne

Kat said...

I love your mosaic! There is nothing more relaxing than pictures of our glorious coastline(s) And your new fixture is beautiful, I really love the chain cover. Great mini met! Kathy

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love that fixture - really gorgeous! Linda

anythinggoeshere said...

Really great transformation. thanks for sharing it with us! xo Joan

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I like to change things up keeps life interesting! Love the after light.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

susan said...

Cathy- Thanks for your sweet comment. I love your new fixture--Heck, I liked the old one! Your woodwork is gorgeous!

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Cathy! Oh, your mosaic is beautiful! Love your new light fixture too! Doesn't a little change make you happy! Your foyer is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kathy....thanks for comenting on my blog. I love Mackenzie-Childs...I am the resident artist and paint furniture for others...I am not into the painted furniture for myself, but I do collect the pottery, glassware and enamelware!

Just wanted to stop by. I am a follower now.

Warm Hugs...Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cathy! Your mosaic is just beautiful! The water looks like almost an inky blue! Is it that way in person? And I love your chain cover! Seriously, how did you get it up there without taking the light down? Or did you have to get on a ladder and stitch it? Or is it velcro? I see that you have one in the dining room, too, so you must know the secret! You will have to do a post about that! Have a great week...Debbie
PS Love your plates in the dining room!

olivia said...

Wow, that looks like a beautiful place - I can see why you miss it!

Your new light fixture really adds some pizazz - I love it!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Cathy, your mosaic is wonderful! Your new light fixture looks great in your beautiful foyer. I wish you could attend the Mackenzie-Childs barn sale....OMG, it is fabulous!! Thanks for stopping by today.

Tricia said...

Hi Cathy. I love your light fixture. I don't know if I would ever have thought to take the glass out! What a transformation! Wonderful!
I also wanted to thank you for not only visiting but following us over at "The Zoo". I love meeting new friends. I'm off to explore your blog.

Carol said...

Love your new fixture, so pretty! Beautiful! but I also liked your old fixture :) Excellent metamorphosis and mosaic!

Martha said...

Love your new fixture -- the first thought that comes to mind is that you don't have to clean the glass! I like the cord cover and the openess of the new fixture. Great change!

Things That Inspire said...

My favorite place on the planet is not too far from yours...Laguna Beach, California. I am visiting right now, and having a wonderful time!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I LOVE the light fixture! And I adore the peek into your dining room with those fabulous plates on the wall.

Karen Valentine said...

I love the new fixture too. It's really lovely. Thanks for dropping by to say hi!!

My Desert Cottage

Crystal said...

Beautiful new light. I really like the crystals and the chain cover looks fabulous. Never even been to California. Hubby was born in Pomona and lived there until 5. I so want to visit California! Thanks for sharing.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Cathy,
Your new chandelier is lovely and the chain wrap is the perfect finishing touch. I believe changes like this make a big impact and keep a home updated! Cathy

Neat mosaic and La Jolla is such a beautiful place.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful update... I love the silk and crystals!

Barb said...

Hi Cathy! How lovely.....the mosaic and your new light fixture!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

Tiffany said...

Very pretty, it looks great with the chandelier in the other room.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH Girl I am loving this new chandy and the chain cover did you make it...Of course I also love the pics of Calif..its so great to live by the ocean..When I lived in the bay area I use to go to the beach all the time...Thanks for sharing this wonderful post Cathy...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Crystal said...

Wow Cathy, What a gorgeous entry and that light fixture is absolutely perfect.

Your mosiac is very nice. I did one so far, still don't have the gift you all do. La Jolla, looks like a great place live and visit, no wonder you miss living there. I bet Texas has some great spots too :)

Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Your pictures are gorgeous and I love your new light fixture! :)

Kathy said...

A lovely mosaic--I've never been to LaJolla but your photos make me want to visit someday.

Allidink said...

Ahhhh La Jolla, I'm there right now lol! If you ever come back for a visit we must get together! LOL. Great fixture!!! I love it too! Especially the crystals so chic!

All the best!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I just posted my last Disney post...

Hope it will bring you a smile.
Your blog is just beautiful...I love todays post....It is beautiful...


Laura said...

Miss Cathy-
Everything looks amazing and I really need a tutorial on mosaics. Do you use Picasa?


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Cathy, that chandelier is gorgeous! It is absolutely amazing what a difference a light fixture can make in the feeling of a room. This just looks so much more welcoming than the other, and I love all of the pretty details on it. Your mosaic is so pretty. I've never been anywhere in California, but that mosaic looks like a place I'd love. laurie

Marie said...

Love your new light fixture - looks fabulous!


Sharlotte said...


I LOVE your MM with your entry light fixture! You have inspired me to take a look at mine and see what I can do for an improvement.

I also love your pictures. Are those pink dogwood trees? Gorgeous!!


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